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When you Learn, Teach. When you Get, Give.

Maya Angelou

Sometimes we as human beings, we feel proud of our achievements and knowledge till it is very difficult to learn new things. We like to feel good about ourselves as if we are above everyone else. We like people to agree with our ideas and opinion and nothing else.

Having an altitude of ‘knowing all’ will not improve us in anyway at all. When new information and ideas being presented to us, our mind has eliminate and block out any new valuable information coming in, and eventually, we are the one who suffer for not having the information.

Instead let’s learn to always stay humble enough to learn new things, new ideas and thoughts. For when we learn, we will grow.

However, there are another group of people who are timid and shy over the knowledge and skills they possessed. They don’t feel proud of their products or services. They don’t believe in whatever they are saying or doing. They are not confident enough to think that they have good enough valuable information to be shared. On a side note, in sales, it is very important for the seller to believe in their products they are selling in order to convince their customers to purchase it.

On the flip side, there are another group of people who believe in their skills and knowledge but are not willing to share out because they do not want others to know what they know. They have a mindset that if they share their knowledge and expertise, the other parties are able to improve themselves and maybe become better than one who shared it. These people are afraid that others may be a threat to them.

Having an altitude of not sharing and keeping it to yourself for whatever reason also doesn’t improve us in anyway at all. Just imagine this, if you are the only person with that valuable skills and knowledge, and when you die, the skills and knowledge will die with you. However, if you share, your legacy will still remain alive.

Therefore, let’s learn to be confident enough to teach new things, new ideas and thoughts to others.

However, one of the secret recipe of success is to combine the two. To always be humble enough to learn, and always be confident enough to teach.

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